A Family Dollar discount store opened for business in Dell Rapids today.
Doors to the 8,000-square foot building at 301 west Fourth Street opened at 9 a.m. and the North Carolina-based chain officially began its era in the Dell Rapids retail market.
Family Dollar hired about 10 employees ahead of today’s opening. Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
The new business’ arrival comes just a month after Casey’s General Store opened its doors at 309 west Fourth Street.
The two businesses are located on land that used to be home to the Dell Rapids Event Center. LAMB Properties sold the property to A and T Properties in late September 2012.
The lot that Family Dollar sits on is leased from A and T Properties with a 10-year agreement, according to Tom Peters, an A and T Properties partner.